Dorothy Masengil

Hamilton County

Dorothy Masengil, 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord Thursday, May 3, 2012.She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.She was above all a devoted Christian throughout her life. She was a member of East Brainerd Baptist Church. She was active there in Sunshine Club, WMU and working with little children.She was born in Meigs County on Sept. 2, 1924. She was raised in Meigs County and East Chattanooga. She graduated from Chattanooga Central High in 1942. She married James T. (Ted) Masengil Jan. 12, 1946. They raised three children, John, Glenda and Wilburn. She put her family first and was always there to lend a helping hand to "the kids".She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Florence Coffman; brother, Wayne Coffman; and her beloved husband of 59 years, Ted Masengil.Memories will be cherished by her sister, Agnes (Bob) Blevins, of Irving, Texas; sons John (Mary Jo) Masengil, of Harrison and Wilburn (Conli) Masengil, of Chattanooga; daughter, Glenda (Steve) Ale, of Chattanooga; grandchildren Christi (Danny) Davis, of Signal Mountain, Sara (Ben) Knox, of Ooltewah, Robyn (Michael) Baker, of Fayetteville, N.C., Ian Ale, Jared Masengil, and Melissa Masengil, of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Hunter Davis, Jackson Davis and Christian Davis, all of Signal Mountain and Aubrey Knox, of Ooltewah and several nieces and nephews.The family would like to express a special thanks to the caregivers at The Lantern at Morning Pointe and Hospice of Chattanooga for their devoted care of Dorothy and her family.Any memorials gifts can be made in honor of Dorothy to the Alzheimers Association.Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens East.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. today at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home at 404 S. Moore Road.

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